Poko ke mofuta wa bokwadi kgotsa bodiragatsi jwa puo jo bo rulagantsweng ka botswerere le botlhakga jo bo lekaneng go kgatlha tsebe e dirisa metlhale ya puo e tlhophilweng sentle jaaka—go buega ga mafoko le bokao jwa go buega ga mafoko—ele motlhale wa go neela puo bokao jo nako e ngwe eseng jo bo tlwaelesegileng mo puong.Ke maikutlo a a senolwang ke mmoki. Poko ke ke leina le le tswang mo lediring 'boka'
Poetry has a long history, dating back to the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh. Early poems evolved from folk songs such as the Chinese Shijing, or from a need to retell oral epics, as with the Sanskrit Vedas, Zoroastrian Gathas, and the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey. Ancient attempts to define poetry, such as Aristotle's Poetics, focused on the uses of speech in rhetoric, drama, song and comedy. Later attempts concentrated on features such as repetition, verse form and rhyme, and emphasized the aesthetics which distinguish poetry from more objectively informative, prosaic forms of writing. From the mid-20th century, poetry has sometimes been more generally regarded as a fundamental creative act employing language.
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- "Poetry". Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, Inc.. 2013. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poetry.
- "Poetry". Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, LLC. 2013. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/poetry?s=t—Based on the Random House Dictionary